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Author Bascomb, Neal, author.

Title The winter fortress : the epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb / Neal Bascomb.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5486 BAS    Available
Description xix, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-365) and index.
Contents The water -- The professor -- Bonzo -- The dam-keeper's son -- The open road -- The commando order -- Make a good job of it -- Keen as mustard -- An uncertain fate -- The lost -- The instructor -- Those louts won't catch us -- Rules of the hunter -- The lonely, dark war -- The storm -- Best-laid plans -- The climb -- Sabotage -- The most splendid coup -- The hunt -- The phantoms of the Vidda -- A national sport -- The target list -- The cowboy run -- Nothing without sacrifice -- Five kilos of fish -- The man with the violin -- A 10:45 a.m. alarm -- Victory.
Summary "Documents the Allied raid against occupied Norway's Vermork hydroelectric plant, the world's only supplier of an essential ingredient needed by the Nazis to build an atomic bomb, citing the teamwork of British Special Ops, a brilliant scientists and refugee Norwegian commandos that foiled Hitler's nuclear ambitions,"--NoveList.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Norway.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Norway.
Sabotage -- Norway -- History -- 20th century.
Atomic bomb -- Germany -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Technology.
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0544368053 (hardcover)

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